Treat Acne Breakouts Naturally with Essential Oils

Treat Acne Breakouts Naturally with Essential Oils

Acne can be one of the toughest skin conditions to combat, but what many donโ€™t know is that nature actually provides one of the best defenses we can stack up against acne breakouts. Another big misconception is that acne is a teen or adolescent problem, but as many as 20% of adults still suffer regular breakouts.

Essential oils and acne breakouts

For the millions looking for some type of acne skin solution, essential oils offer a natural remedy. The 5 best essential oils for acne are:


Lavender is a natural inhibitor of bacterial growth, including the bacteria that causes acne breakouts. Lavender is also a natural skin soother, so it helps combat the cause of the breakout while also soothing the irritated skin.

Tea Tree

Tea tree is one of the most popular acne fighting essential oils out there. Tea tree can be used regularly on acne prone skin in face serums, washes, and masks to reduce breakouts without the risk of acne bacteria growing resistant.


Frankincense for acne and skin concerns is something that has been in practice for generations. Not only will this oil help to keep acne causing bacteria at bay, it also helps to moisturize, soothe, and heal the skin, which can help prevent acne scars from forming.


Peppermint is naturally anti-bacterial, helping to curb several different strains of acne causing bacteria, while also providing a fresh and clean sensation.


For those fighting cystic acne, one of the most difficult types of acne to treat, rosemary is a commonly sought solution. The oil is often found in cystic acne treatment products, and works to stop acne with anti-microbial properties while soothing the skin with natural pain relief.

the 5 best essential oils for acne breakouts infographic


62 thoughts on “Treat Acne Breakouts Naturally with Essential Oils”

  • Suzanne Hardy
    by Suzanne Hardy

    This article was so helpful especially for my teenage daughter who struggles with acne. Thank you so much for this information!

    • Rebekah
      by Rebekah

      I heard tea tree oil helps but never knew about the other ones. Thanks for the info !!

      • Wendi Mikulec
        by Wendi Mikulec

        It was very helpful.

  • Lisa Sischile
    by Lisa Sischile

    Wow! I am amazed at all the essential oils that help with acne. I had no idea. I have lavender and frankincense and could have been using them for breakouts all thistime!!

  • Lindsey daleski
    by Lindsey daleski

    Thanks for the information! I will have to try this, as I have struggled with acne on and off all my life!

  • Wendy Pesce
    by Wendy Pesce

    good tips- I'll have to remember this for when my kids become teens

  • ali asger
    by ali asger

    nice info

  • Michelle knight
    by Michelle knight

    This was great reading. Now I can share this information with my daughter.

  • Haley
    by Haley

    Love this Blog! Pretty much has me sold :) ๐Ÿ’›

  • Lynn Tereba
    by Lynn Tereba

    I always have known tea tree was to help but not about the others, would like to try frankincense.

  • claire
    by claire

    Keep up the good work!

  • celene
    by celene

    whoah this weblog is great i love reading your articles.

  • bhornaday1983
    by bhornaday1983

    This is awesome. I will definitely have to try it.

  • Katherine Corcuera
    by Katherine Corcuera

    Great info!

  • Rajee
    by Rajee

    love to try it

  • Donna Clifford
    by Donna Clifford

    WoW! I didn't know there were so many oils to help with acne. I have a teenage daughter, so this is great information.

  • Sercan
    by Sercan

    Awesome notes thx

  • Brittany
    by Brittany

    I'm going to have to try some of these I have been breaking out so bad!!

  • Eneida
    by Eneida

    Thank you

  • Mandy
    by Mandy

    I suffer from cystic acne I was not aware that Frankincense and Rosemary helps. I found this article to be very beneficial and would like to continue researching on these essential oils.

  • Nicole
    by Nicole

    Would love to get this for my acne

  • Kimberlee
    by Kimberlee

    Great source of information! I find myself struggling with acne more as an adult than I have a a teen.

  • Amanda Fouke
    by Amanda Fouke

    Never realized oils would help acne. Thank you!

  • Ruth Atkins
    by Ruth Atkins

    My daughter struggled with acne during her teen years in school and never had very much self esteem and confidence. She has tried many types of facial treatment creams.

  • Sara Pliscofsky
    by Sara Pliscofsky

    My new RX is giving my skin a hard time! This I just what I needed to read! ๐Ÿ’™

  • Brenda Hulitt
    by Brenda Hulitt

    I would love to try the lavender

  • Michele Wheeler
    by Michele Wheeler

    This is great information. Thank you.

  • Danielle Garrigan
    by Danielle Garrigan

    Good info on which eo's are great for acne. Would like to see recipes using them that one could use, like a face wash recipe.

  • Alicia
    by Alicia

    I would love to try the oils there are so many ๐Ÿ˜

  • Amber Tovar
    by Amber Tovar

    I love this blog very helpful information! I have really only skin and tend to break out alot if I don't eat right!

  • Maddie Schmidt
    by Maddie Schmidt

    With my son turning 16 in October this would be a godsend to him. I honestly didn't realize how essential oils can actually help.

  • Renee
    by Renee

    Great info for my teens, who struggle with acne.

  • Teresa ElGamil
    by Teresa ElGamil

    my adult daughter has suffered with cystic acne for years. she started using tee tree oil last year and the difference in her skin is amazing!!!! Thank you for providing this information to your followers.

  • Megan Wilson
    by Megan Wilson

    These will really help my skin, and my teenaged son! Thank you for the tips!

  • Vera S
    by Vera S

    Great info. No more antibiotics for acne!

  • Sarah L
    by Sarah L

    I wish I'd known about this 50 years ago. But then I didn't know about essential oils then.

  • Doreen A. Mannion
    by Doreen A. Mannion

    Thanks for this helpful information.

  • Aubrey Scott Daniels
    by Aubrey Scott Daniels

    Great information! Thanks for sharing

  • Tracy Anderson
    by Tracy Anderson

    I wish I have known about this sooner. Daughter could of used

  • marie cantelli
    by marie cantelli

    use tea tree and grape seed oil to control my acne. Thank you for the informative article

  • Amy Smeltzer
    by Amy Smeltzer

    Great info! I'm going to try some of these!!!

  • Nancy Barton
    by Nancy Barton

    Thank you very much for the valuable information. I had no idea!!

  • Nancy P
    by Nancy P

    I am going to suggest these to my son. A kit like your giving away would help me learn about the actual personal benefits of essential oils.

  • Hayley
    by Hayley

    I've never thought about using oil to help acne. I always assumed any type of oil would cause more breakouts. I already have some lavender oil; I will have to try it!

  • Rhonda
    by Rhonda

    I had no idea that these oils fight acne! Thank you so much for this information. I can tell my Son that we may have finally found something that will truly help

  • Jeanne Coulombe
    by Jeanne Coulombe

    What awesome info my daughter has tried everything foe her acne and now I'm going to tell her this info and shes going to give it a try.

  • Angie wiebe
    by Angie wiebe

    Great info!

  • Mandie Deel
    by Mandie Deel

    Thanks for the info!

  • Caroline Weaver
    by Caroline Weaver

    Thanks for the information.

  • Kat Olmstead
    by Kat Olmstead

    I never had acne as a teenager but as I'm getting older I am now, so thank you for this!

  • jodi ann
    by jodi ann

    Had acne as a teenager and this information definitely helps

  • charlotte west
    by charlotte west

    I could sure use trying the oils, because I still get acne in adulthood.

  • rochelle haynes
    by rochelle haynes

    Thanks for the tips

  • Tish Taylor
    by Tish Taylor

    Thanks for this article. I have 2 girls and this info is going to be very helpful!

  • Karli Kuchinski
    by Karli Kuchinski

    I have acne on my face, I am glad I read this !

  • Jackie krisanda
    by Jackie krisanda

    I was so surprised to find out you could use peppermint and rosemary!! The new things we recover everyday is just simply amazing ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Deb E
    by Deb E

    I've only used tea tree oil on acne and it worked great, just a very strong smell, so I might try some others if I'm going out.

  • Christel Elliott
    by Christel Elliott

    Very helpful!

  • Catherine Lewis
    by Catherine Lewis

    I didn't know lavender is a natural preventative. I use it all the time.

  • David McCormick
    by David McCormick

    It's crazy how many people still deny the benefits of essential oils!

  • Christel Elliott
    by Christel Elliott

    This is super helpful! Thank you.

  • Deb E
    by Deb E

    I will try the lavender oil for breakouts and abrasions. Makes sense it's soothing and has a great calming scent as a bonus.

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